Leek Market in Portugal
In value terms, leek production fell remarkably to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production, however, enjoyed a prominent increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of %. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $ in , and then declined notably in the following year.
In , the average yield of leeks and other alliaceous vegetables in Portugal reduced remarkably to less than kg per ha, which is down by % on the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the yield continues to indicate a perceptible decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when the yield increased by %. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tons per ha. From to , the growth of the average leek yield remained at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , the total area harvested in terms of leeks and other alliaceous vegetables production in Portugal dropped dramatically to less than ha, with a decrease of % on figures. Overall, the harvested area, however, saw a significant increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of ha, and then dropped remarkably in the following year.
The revenue of the leek market in Portugal reduced sharply to $ in , shrinking by -% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption, however, posted strong growth. Leek consumption peaked at $ in , and then reduced dramatically in the following year.